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Installations: Nguyễn Trinh Thi and DocLab Reality-Based Audio Workshop/Ernst Karel

15-18 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue CCA
Location of CCA


To accompany this year's focus on Southeast Asian cinemas, GSFF and the Southeast Asian Cinemas Research Network present two installations, showing in the Intermedia gallery at CCA between 11am and 7pm every day of the festival.

Everyday’s the Seventies (Nguyễn Trinh Thi, 2018, sound mixed by Ernst Karel)

Different versions of the same history - one personal, another depicted by cinema, the third described by the media - are laid on top of each other and collapsed. Mixing footage from 80s and 90s Hong Kong movies, with wire service footage of the Vietnam War and the Vietnamese refugee crisis in Hong Kong from the late 70s until 1997, with an interview with the owner of ‘Paul's Records’ in Hong Kong, Everyday’s the Seventies continues to explore Nguyễn’s interests in gaps, holes and disconnections in between personal memories/history and other kinds of collective histories. 

Weekday (Hanoi) (recorded Tuesday 6 November 2017 by the DocLab Reality-Based Audio Workshop, edited by the recordists and Ernst Karel)

Weekday (Hanoi) is a composition made from recordings made over the course of a Tuesday by participants in a workshop organised by Hanoi DocLab, and led by Ernst Karel. Taking inspiration from Walter Ruttmann’s 1930 Weekend, a sound portrait of Berlin, for Weekday, participants went their separate ways for a day in Hanoi, each making recordings of aspects of the city that caught their attention, and then collaboratively decided upon a structure for all of their contributions.

Free entry

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